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Resilience and COVID-19

Mental Health Networks CoordinatorProfessor Elaine Fox, Supernumerary Fellow in Experimental Psychology, is running a study analysing what hinders and what promotes resilience during the pandemic. The Oxford ARC study examines how adolescents and their parents/carers are coping with social isolation related to COVID-19.

Professor Fox is the national Impact & Public Engagement Mental Health Network Coordinator and is tasking with finding ways in which multidisciplinary mental health research can better inform policy and practice in the future.

Speaking about the study, Professor Fox explained, “Understanding how social isolation and the pandemic is affecting young people’s mental health is crucial. This study will help us to better understand how to safeguard mental health and how to promote resilience in young people and their parents or carers, should similar situations arise in the future.’

Professor Fox was also elected by the international membership as President-Elect for the Society of Affective Science, the first time a non-US based scientist has been appointed to this role. She will take over as President of the Society in April 2021.

You can find out more on the ARC study website. Professor Elaine Fox was also featured in our profile series. You can follow the team behind the study on Twitter.

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